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HK956 – HP NonStop Platform Management Intermediate


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3 Days Course
Server Infrastructure

Classroom + Online

Course Details


Acquire the skills to solve common HP NonStop™ series server problems easily in this 3-day course. You will be introduced to the new NonStop Advanced Architecture, basic software functionality, including Open System Management (OSM), HP Tandem Advanced Command Language (TACL), and Subsystem Control Facility (SCF) for system, disk, tape drive and communications subsystems. After completing this course you will be able to monitor your system, subsystems and applications running on it, change the state of basic system components, and learn to deal effectively with a wide range of common problems.


At the conclusion of this course the student should be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the NonStop series server.
  • Describe computing environments and operator tasks
  • Provide an overview of OSM, TACL, and SCF.
  • Demonstrate the use of TACL, FUP, and SCF commands
  • Describe how to view, modify, and correct security, disks, tapes, processes, and applications related problems
  • Demonstrate how to view, modify, and correct system spooler and print job problems.
  • Describe how to view, modify, and correct communications subsystems related problems
  • Know how identify and deal with operational problems involving processes, files, disks, tape drives, printers, communication subsystems, applications, CPUs, and the entire system


Module 1 – Course Overview

Module 2 – Computing Environments and Operator Tasks

  • Basic Data Processing
  • Integrity NonStop Server Operations
  • Problem Solving and Problem Prevention

Module 3 – HP NonStop Architecture

  • NonStop Server ServerNet System Area Network
  • Introduction to the several NonStop Series Systems

Module 4 – Operator Tools

  • O.S.M.
  • Monitoring Enclosures, Hardware, and Software
  • Event Management System
  • Viewpoint
  • Monitoring Processors
  • Peek
  • Viewsys

Module 5 – NonStop Technical Library (NTL)

  • NTL

Module 6 – Monitoring Processes

  • Processes Background
  • Common Process Problems

Module 7 – Monitoring Security

  • Managing NonStop Operating System Security

Module 8 – Monitoring Databases

  • Handling Files
  • Common File Problems

Module 9 – Monitoring Storage

  • Introduction to the CLIM Storage Subsystem
  • Introduction to the Legacy Storage Subsystem
  • SCF CLIM Disk Drive Actions
  • Checking Disk Drive Actions
  • Tape and Tape Drives
  • Backup and Restore Operations
  • Backup and Restore Operations for OSS and NonStop SQL/MX
  • Labeled-Tape Operations Using MEDIACOM
  • Common Tape Problems

Module 10 – Monitoring Spooler

  • Common Spooler and Printer Problems

Module 11 – Monitoring NonStop Communication Subsystems

  • Networking Cluster I/O Module (CLIM)
  • IOAME and VIO Network Legacy Connections
  • Common Problems — Legacy Connections

Target Audience

  • Customer support personnel
  • HP Support personnel (GNSC)


  • Concepts and Facilities for NonStop Systems (U4147S) and/or
  • NonStop Common Platform Management Basics (HK955S)